Protecting Your Relationship

Protecting Your Relationship

A large part of my coaching practice is about repairing the damage done to marital relationships in blended families. To a large degree the damage is done by four miserable, relentless characters, that when allowed ..
Parenting Teenagers in Blended Families

Parenting Teenagers in Blended Families

In the course of the last week alone, I had three different clients address major issues related to their teenagers. In one family, a 14 year old girl’s diary was found to contain a suicide ..
Reduce Stress Around Parenting Difference: Know Your Beliefs About Parenting

Reduce Stress Around Parenting Difference: Know Your Beliefs About Parenting

A mother lectures her son about his dirty dishes in the sink. A father punishes his daughter for talking back and being disrespectful. A stepmother bites her tongue as her stepdaughter curses at her. A stepfather tells his ..
How to Handle Dissatisfaction with Your Spouse and Your StepFamily

How to Handle Dissatisfaction with Your Spouse and Your StepFamily

Dear Emily, I am beginning to resent that I entered into this marriage with a man where all of his energy is focused on raising his daughter, fighting his custody legal battle and work. I feel ..
Your Blended Family’s Vision

Your Blended Family’s Vision

Anyone who chooses to blend two families is on a mission to have a healthy, happy, fulfilling family life experience. That’s WHY you choose to become partners in your relationship. The ways that you ..
Start With The End In Mind

Start With The End In Mind

When you made the decision to get married or move in together, you had hopes and visions of what being together under one roof would and could look like. When was the last time that ..